Easter Eggs for Grown Ups

We’ve had the arduous task of taste testing London’s chocolate eggs. Proving you’re never too old for an Easter Egg, and there are some splendid designs out there this year. This is our hand-picked selection of London’s most spectacular eggs for grown ups:

Artisan du Chocolat 

artisan du chocolate bunny ears easter egg

Makers of the original – and still the best – salted caramel balls, Artisan du Chocolat achieve just the right consistency. For Easter find the original balls in mini egg shapes wrapped into this gorgeous bunny ears fabric. £9.99, about 20 eggs per pack. Shops in Kensington High St, Westbourne Grove and Lower Sloane Street as well as stocked at Selfridges. Artisan du Chocolat

L’Appetit Fou

l'appetit fou mini easter eggs

The taste combinations in these delicate truffles are sublime: pistachio, raspberry, vanilla, orange, and more. Pick and mix from the foiled and non-foiled small egg selection £7.95 at this delightful chocolate boutique in Chiswick L’Appetit Fou 

Carluccio

Easter hens from Carluccio

Go free range and decorate your breakfast table with these lovely hens that come in milk, dark and white chocolate. £7.95 each Carluccio 

Pierre Marcolini

Pierre Marcolini animals for easter

You will feel like you have died and gone to heaven upon eating these caramel rabbits, ducks and bells in a mixture of white, dark and milk chocolate. Total perfection. The Big-Eared Hat would be fun for children.  £29 for a box of 30. Visit the stand-alone store in Marylebone or the concessions in Selfridges and Harrods. marcolini.com

William Curley 

william curley chocolate egg

If you have a chocolate connoisseur to buy for, look no further than master chocolatier William Curley. With a rich flavour that almost tastes like it is doing you good. £35, Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramels Egg. Stocked at Harrods and online williamcurley.co.uk

The Delaunay Counter

The Delaunay’s Pastry Chefs and chocolatiers not only produce exquisite things for the restaurant, but also for the adjacent Delaunay Counter which is the perfect place to pick up take away treats including their range of Easter Eggs. From £9.25 thedelaunay.com

Divine Chocolate 

Divine Chocolate Joe's popcorn Easter Egg

Perhaps the best egg you can find at the supermarket, the Divine Milk Chocolate Gourmet Popcorn Egg with Joe & Seph’s Popcorn is back by popular demand this year. The popcorn and chocolate make a surprisingly brilliant match. £10. Widely available, including Ocado.

Paul A Young

paul young chocolates Easter 2018

The golden bunny makes a darling Easter gift. Paul A Young chocolatiers use only the best chocolate, here with a very fine gold dusting. £15 from shops in Camden, Bank and Soho. paulayoung.co.uk

Chococo

chococo honeycomb

We tried both Chococo’s Milk Chocolate Heavenly Honeycombe Studded Egg and the Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Filled Egg and were blown away by the quality and presentation. With a very reasonable price, this egg is right up there with the very best and we particularly love the golden sheen on the honeycomb one. £12. chococo.co.uk Also from Lakeland and Harvey Nichols.

Fortnum & Mason

Goose eggs for easter from Fortnum & Mason

These hollow ‘goose’ eggs are really made from white and milk chocolate and come presented in a pretty egg box. £25 Fortnum & Mason

The Chocolate Society

The whole Chocolate Society range of Easter eggs this year is ridiculously good, combining innovative design with their world-class chocolate. We love their Hokey Pokey honeycomb eggs (£19.99 in both dark and white chocolate) but this trio of animals, Milk ‘Cow’, Dark ‘Zebra’ and Blonde ‘Giraffe’ with their shiny coats have to get top billing. £29.95 each The Chocolate Society

Booja Booja

Booja Booja easter egg

These award-winning chocolate truffles come in a hand-painted papier mache Easter egg made in Kashmir. Booja Booja, Almond and Sea Salt Caramel Truffles come in small (£9.95) or large (£25.95). Available from Ocado and chocolatetrading.co

Montezuma 

montezuma absolute black easter egg
Montezuma’s Absolute Black Egg is made from 100% cocoa solids. We thought it might be so bitter as to be inedible but actually it’s delicious. It has a very thin shell, which melts in your mouth. A good one for your vegan friends. They make other great eggs too, with fun packaging. £9.99 Montezuma

Rococo

rococo blue paisley easter egg

These small, beautifully painted eggs really pack a punch. The thick multi-layered (milk and white) chocolate shell is packed with an assortment of chocolates inside. We particularly love the Blue Paisley Dark Egg but there are several colours to choose from including yellow and red. £27 Rococo

 

 

 

— Annie Reid
22nd March 2018